lady staring out of window

The UK Insecure Work Index

Read the report

The Work Foundation is the leading think tank for improving work in the UK. We have been an authoritative, independent source of ideas and analysis on the labour market and the wider economy for over a hundred years.

  • Room to Grow: Removing barriers to training for people on universal credit

    Many people who receive Universal Credit (UC) face conditionality requirements which can impact on their ability to take part in training activity. Through qualitative interviews, this research explored how the training aspirations of people on UC are influenced by the conditionality requirements they are required to meet.

  • The changing workplace: Enabling disability-inclusive hybrid working

    The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally shifted the way in which people work, with a rise in remote and hybrid working. While many workers, businesses and sectors have benefited from changing working practices during the pandemic, disabled people bore the brunt of the pandemic’s economic consequences and experienced higher rates of unemployment and redundancies than non-disabled people.

  • Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ‘mini budget’ is a gamble with the economy and living standards

    The Chancellor has set out comprehensive tax reforms along with a support package for employers to manage rising energy crisis. But this radical shift in approach, coupled with pressures for people getting Universal Credit, represent a gamble with our economy and living standards.